COPS AND MONSTERS VS THE FUTURE
While we had originally planned to shoot our first series this Summer, due to the availability of some of our cast and with Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games in our busiest shooting block, we have now confirmed our filming dates to be May and June of next year.
To everybody who had donated to our current crowdfunding campaign, THANK YOU! Your perks will be honoured as soon as possible once filming has got underway.
We will be shooting a new minisode, “Lullaby”, in July this year to help us further promote Cops and Monsters and secure the funding we need to shoot our 6 part series in 2015.
From August onwards we will be running 6 crowdfunding campaigns, each of the same amount, to raise the funding we need to shoot EACH episode. If we go over our intended target on any of our episode campaigns, we will take that money forward into the next episode’s campaign.
Again we will be approaching conventions around the UK in the hope that we can attend them so we can meet all of you in person and discuss our show and screen our two minisodes so far! We hope that in the future we can premiere our first full-length episode at a convention.
Stuart Bannerman, creator of From Page 2 Screen has joined our team as Promotions and Marketing Manager and as such is now in charge of our Twitter and Facebook page. He will keep everybody up to date with what is going on there.
The entire team are excited for our Cops and Monsters future and we can’t wait to share it with you!
COPS AND MONSTERS COMING TO LONDON!
The Cops and Monsters crew are travelling to London tomorrow to attend MCM London and join the Vidfest UK Panel! Show’s stars Kirsty Stain (Eve Mitchell) and Sarah Louise Madison (Julia) will be between the 23rd and 25th of May to promote the series. Joining them will be the series writers Ian Smith, Amanda Kane and Fraser Coull, costume designer Iona Barker, director of photography Julie D Dunn and editor Anne Nicholson. All of us will be on hand to answer your questions about our show.
On the 24th at 4pm we will be screening our minisode at Vidfest UK, hosted by From Page 2 Screen host Stuart Bannerman. We’ll be holding a short Q and A after so please come along and find out what our show is all about.
We’ve got 15 days left to raise funds for our pre-production campaign at this link and every penny raised will help us pay for costumes, art direction, props, makeup and equipment required for our shoot in May – June next year.
Looking forward to seeing you all in London!
COPS AND MONSTERS AT MCM LONDON AND VIDFEST!
From May 23rd until the 25th we will be at MCM London and VidFest to promote “Cops and Monsters”, screen our minisode and meet and greet everybody!
Our panel will be on the Saturday 24th of May at 4pm featuring Kirsty Strain (Eve Mitchell) and Sarah Louise Madison (Julia/Vampire C56). Also in attendance will be our crew Fraser Coull, Anne Nicholson, Julie D Dunn, Iona Barker, Ian Smith and Amanda Kane.
We’ve got 3 weeks left to raise as much as we can to help us shoot our 6 part series. Visit THIS LINK and get involved!
Danny Holmes, Michelle Donnelly and Heather Pascal are the latest actors to join our series 1 cast!
Danny will be playing Allistair, who has a mysterious connection to Jack Stone’s (Mark Harvey) past.
Michelle is Sheena, the Queen of the Vampires.
Heather will be Claire MacDonald, an inquisitive journalist who reports the hard facts in a future Scotland filled with vampires, werewolves and zombies.
We’ve got 49 days to raise as much money as possible from members of the public to help us shoot 6 x 20 minute episodes of our digital series. Head to THIS site to see what perks we are offering in return for your donations. Thank you!
SERIES 1 CROWDFUNDING LAUNCH
Our series 1 crowdfunding campaign has now launched! Click here to check it out!
We have 54 days to raise as much money as possible to help us shoot our 6 part series over 12 days this Summer in Glasgow! We’re offering acting lessons, signed scripts, the opportunity to have your face in the series as a monster mugshot, the chance to appear in the series as a zombie, werewolf or vampire and a lot more perks!
Please support us if you can and if you can’t afford to donate spread the link with your friends, family and co-workers!
Together we can make this happen. Thank you.
CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT – DES O’GORMAN
As casting continues we are delighted to announce that Irish comedian Des O’Gorman has been cast in the role as Alan Smith, the Deputy PM to the Scottish Prime Minister. Des has appeared in several short films and most recently participated in a Ghostbusters film to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary.
When we first meet Alan in the series he is actively trying to convince the PM to sign the peace-keeping treaty and align themselves with the vampires and werewolves, as well as having a keen interest in the PITS team themselves.
You can follow Des on Twitter.
We’ll be announcing more cast members soon!
CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT – HOLLY JACK
We’re very pleased to announce that Holly Jack (Nicola Brodie, River City) has joined our cast playing Alexis. That’s right. A young Alexis (played by Caitlin Blackwood aka Amelia Pond, Doctor Who) and an adult Alexis!
As our pre-production continues we are working on our crowd-funding campaign, auditioning actors to play all of the characters appearing in series 1, and very soon we’re off to Geek Retreat and MCM London to promote the series and hopefully gain more fans and funding!
Over the next week or so we’ll be releasing more videos to support our campaign and announcing more exciting actors who have joined our cast!
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!
CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT – KAI OWEN
We are delighted to announce that Kai Owen has joined our cast of Cops and Monsters. Kai is best known for playing loveable Rhys Williams in Torchwood series 1 to 4, Rocketman and Being Human.
We’ll be revealing details of Kai’s monstrous character later.
Kai joins our other guest stars Gareth David-Lloyd and Caitlin Blackwood.
As pre-production continues we will be announcing more of our cast for series 1 and auditions are taking place on the 6th and 12th of April.
Our phase 2 crowd-funding campaign to raise our budget for series 1 launches on the 12th of April.
COPS AND MONSTERS: THE WEAPON
After a few months of pre-production, 1 day of filming and 2 months of editing, sound design, scoring and visual effects, our very first episode, “The Weapon” is officially live!
Set 5 years from now, the Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland are assembled to police vampires, werewolves and zombies after coming forward revealing their intent to become a part of every day society.
When the PITS pull in Vampire C56 for infractions on her zone privileges they quickly reveal their true reasons for the interrogation…
“The Weapon” is our first minisode and is intended to tease you all for our full first series, consisting of 6 x 20 minute episodes with our returning cast and guest stars Caitlin Blackwood (Amelia Pond, Doctor Who) and Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones, Torchwood).
We hope you enjoy our first minisode and looking forward to our shoot this Summer.
CONVENTIONS, SCREENINGS AND STV
Our Glasgow screening/cast and crew Q & A at Geek Retreat has now sold out. If you’d like to be added to our reserve list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll be at Em-Con tomorrow in Nottingham to premiere our minisode, “The Weapon”. This will be followed by a Q and A with some of our cast and crew. Our panel is at 12pm so please come along and show your love and support. We’ll be offering a special one-off perk for all those who attend our panel.
Next up will be Sci-Fi Scarborough where we will be screening our minisode on the 4th and 5th of April and we’ll be at MCM London/VidFest UK on the 23rd-25th of May screening our minisode, hosting panels with our cast and crew and sticking around to meet you all.
Finally STV Glasgow put up a great interview and article about our series. You can read it here.